Adolescence

A quarterly international journal covering all aspects of adolescence, including issues and topics in psychology, physiology, sociology, and education. For the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 138, Summer

A Comparative Analysis of Teenagers Who Smoke Different Cigarette Brands
ABSTRACT This study analyzed and compared the survey responses of teenagers who smoke different cigarette brands. It was found that teen Marlboro and Camel smokers perceived themselves as having more stress in their lives as compared with teen Newport...
Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Two Ethnic Minority Groups: A Multisystem Perspective
ABSTRACT Adolescents are at high risk for a number of negative health consequences associated with early and unsafe sexual activity, such as infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as unintended pregnancy. In the present...
A Longitudinal Study of Psychosocial Changes among Thai Adolescents Participating in a Buddhist Ordination Program for Novices
ABSTRACT Little is known about the effects of intense spiritual practice among teenage youth. In the present study, 170 adolescent males in Thailand were assessed regarding the immediate and long-term behavioral, emotional, and devotional consequences...
Enhancing Geometric Reasoning
ABSTRACT Geometry is an important part of the mathematics curriculum. However, students are not demonstrating strong conceptual knowledge of this subject. The research of Van Hiele and Van Hiele-Geldof has focused on the concept of thinking levels...
Exposure to Community Violence in Adolescence: Trauma Symptoms
ABSTRACT This research explored the relationship between exposure to violence and psychological stress among adolescents. It focused on the cumulative experience of recurring community violence during the high school years, differentiated victimization...
Links between Perceived Parent Characteristics and Attachment Variables for Young Women from Intact Families
ABSTRACT This study examined links between perceived parent characteristics and attachment variables for young women from intact families (biological parents still married to each other). One hundred fifty-four female college students served as...
Motivational Needs of Adolescent Volunteers
ABSTRACT This study investigated the motivational needs of adolescent volunteers. The Volunteer Needs Profile (Francies, 1982) was administered to adolescents in a variety of volunteer settings, and data were examined using factor analysis. While...
Relationships between Adolescents' Attachment Styles and Family Functioning
ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between university students' perceptions of their familial attachment and the manner in which their families cope with life's difficulties. It was hypothesized that individuals with high levels of secure...
Scholastic Achievement of Adolescent Refugees from Cambodia and Central America
ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationship of emotional disturbance and pre- and postmigration environment to the scholastic achievement of adolescent refugees of very different cultural backgrounds. One hundred fifty-two Central American...
Targeting Adolescent Mothers with Depressive Symptoms for Early Intervention
ABSTRACT Infants of mothers with depressive symptoms show developmental delays if symptoms persist over the first 6 months of the infant's life, thus highlighting the importance of identifying those mothers for early intervention. In Study 1, mothers...
The Blessing as a Rite of Passage in Adolescence
ABSTRACT Central to the transition from adolescence to early adulthood is the transformation that takes place in the parent-child relationship, heretofore studied as emotional autonomy, psychological separation, and separation-individuation. Blos...
The Relationship of Internet Use to Depression and Social Isolation among Adolescents
ABSTRACT The present study investigated whether higher levels of Internet use are associated with depression and social isolation among adolescents. Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a questionnaire that measured low (less than 1...
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